Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the President-elect of the United States. He is the first African American to be elected President of the United States. Obama was the junior United States Senator from Illinois from 2005 until his resignation on November 16, 2008

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It's spectacular, we want to make sure that our own grandkids can see this.

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This is as good a signpost of what we're dealing with on climate change as just about anything.

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We want to make sure that our own grandkids can see this.

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Environment

I also promised that I would continue to highlight the uncommon bravery that police officers show in our communities every single day, they put their lives on the line for our safety.

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Targeting police officers is completely unacceptable - an affront to civilized society.

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We're proving that there doesn't have to be conflict between a sound environment and strong economic growth, let's be honest: This has always been one of the arguments against action. We don't want our lifestyles disrupted. Which is ironic, because few things will disrupt our lives as profoundly as climate change.

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Politics

The climate is changing faster than our efforts to address it. And that, ladies and gentleman, has to change.

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Politics

We know that human activity is changing the climate, we know that human ingenuity can do something about it. We're even starting to see that we might actually have the political will to succeed. So the time to heed the critics and cynics is past. The time to plead ignorance is surely past. The deniers are increasingly alone, on their own shrinking island.

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Politics

I would walk down from Columbia just to get HH bagels on Saturdays or on the weekends.

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Politics

Think about that. If another country threatened to wipe out an American town, we'd do everything in our power to protect ourselves, climate change poses the same threat, right now.

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I share people's concerns about offshore drilling. I remember the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico all too well, that's precisely why my administration has worked to make sure that our oil exploration conducted under these leases is done at the highest standards possible.

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This is all real. This is happening to our fellow Americans right now.

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Our work here won't be done when almost 40% of children still live in poverty in this city. That's not a finished job. That's not a full recovery.

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Politics

Joe and Hillary are wonderful people and great friends, joe's been as good a vice president as I think we've seen in American history. Been at my side on every tough decision I've ever made.

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I am inspired by you.

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I share people's concerns about offshore drilling, i remember the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico all too well.

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Energy

I remember the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico all too well.

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Energy

My message to Congress is pass a budget, prevent a shutdown, don't wait till the last minute, don't worry our businesses or our workers by contributing unnecessarily to global uncertainty, eventually we're going to do it anyway, so let's just do it without too much drama.

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Politics

It's been a volatile few weeks around the world. There's been a lot of reports in the news, and stock markets swinging, and worries about China and about Europe.

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Politics

Eventually we're going to do it anyway, so let's just do it without too much drama.

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Politics

It's been a volatile few weeks around the world. There's been a lot of reports in the news, and stock markets swinging, and worries about China and about Europe, but the United States of America, for all the challenges we still have, continues to have the best cards. We just have to play them right.

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Company News

But the United States of America, for all the challenges we still have, continues to have the best cards. We just have to play them right.

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Company News

We were doing a little reminiscing and then figuring out how we're going to deal with the crazies in terms of managing some problems. And then we talked about riding off into the sunset together.

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Politics

It's hard for me to express how much I love Harry Reid.

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Politics

The potential of America is so much greater than what is currently being realized and part of the reason is we have a political system that is holding us back.

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Politics

I come off a couple weeks of family time. I feel refreshed, renewed, recharged, a little feisty, i'm ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work.

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Environment

Jimmy, White House spokesman Eric Schultz're as resilient as they come, and along with the rest of America, we are rooting for White House spokesman Eric Schultz.

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We're the first generation to feel the impact of climate change. We're the last generation that can do something about it, we only get one home. We only get one planet. There's no plan B.

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Environment

Superpowers don't respond to taunts, superpowers focus on what is it that we need to do in order to preserve our national security and the national security of our allies and our friends.

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Politics

You don't negotiate deals with your friends. You negotiate them with your enemies.

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Politics

It was a mind-set characterized by a preference for military action over diplomacy, a mind-set that put a premium on U.S. action over the painstaking work of building international consensus. A mind-set that exaggerated threats beyond what the intelligence supported.

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We’re the first generation to feel the impact of climate change, and we’re the last generation that can do something about it, we only get one planet. There’s no Plan B.

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Health

My administration will release the final version of America's Clean Power Plan, the biggest, most important step we have ever taken to combat climate change.

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Energy

The goal is to drastically increase the productivity of smallholder farmers all throughout Africa, with just a few smart interventions, a little bit of help, they can make huge improvements in their overall yields.

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World

It is a model that's working.

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World

I don't understand why people wanna stay so long - especially when they've got a lot of money.

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World

I'll be honest with you: I'm looking forward to life after being president.

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World

I actually think I'm a pretty good president and if I run I could win - but I can't.

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World

If you ask me where is the one area where I feel that I have been most frustrated and most stymied, it is the fact that the United States of America is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient, common sense, gun safety laws, even in the face of repeated mass killings.

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For us not to be able to resolve that issue has been something that is distressing, but it is not something I intend to stop working on in the last 18 months.

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I'll be honest with you.

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You're always going to fall short, because if you're hitting your marks, that means you didn't set them high enough, we don't score a touchdown every time, but we move the ball forward.

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Latest Headlines

You hit singles, you hit doubles; every once in a while we may be able to hit a home run.

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Latest Headlines

I'm sure the Republicans are enjoying Mr. Trump's current dominance as the front-runner.

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Latest Headlines

My hope is that we can deliver a message that the U.S. is a strong partner not just for Kenya, but for Sub-Saharan Africa generally.

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World

These are young people who made mistakes that aren't that different from mistakes I made, the difference is they did not have the support structure, the second chances, the resources that would allow them to survive these mistakes.

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Lifestyle

The difference is they did not have the support structure, the second chances, the resources that would allow them to survive these mistakes.

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Lifestyle

We have to consider whether this is the smartest way for us to control crime and rehabilitate individuals.

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Lifestyle

There really are only two alternatives here.

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I'll say this: if you give a woman, or a man for that matter, without his or her knowledge a drug and then have sex with that person without consent, that's rape.

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Entertainment

Without a deal, the international sanctions regime will unravel, with little ability to re-impose it, With this deal, we have the possibility to peacefully resolve a major threat to regional and international security.

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Over the last few years a lot of people have become aware of the inequities in the criminal justice system, right now, with our overall crime rate and incarceration rate both falling, we're at a moment when some good people in both parties, Republicans and Democrats and folks all across the country, are coming up with ideas to make the system work smarter and better.

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I believe that at its heart, America is a nation of second chances, and I believe these folks deserve their second chance.

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The truth is that parents, it turns out, don't always have the most influence, what really helps is when their friends at school are all like, 'You're having chips? I'm sorry, I'm having the Barack-amole,'.

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Health News

That's OK, when I'm at state dinners, I'm always spilling things.

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Health News

What really helps is when their friends at school are all like, 'You're having chips? I'm sorry, I'm having the Barack-amole,'.

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Health News

There continue to be significant differences in political philosophy and political systems between our two countries.

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World

The President is measured and he takes a lot of criticism; but the fact is, you get the criticism and the day after you use military action, it shifts to, well, what's the exit strategy, what's the plan here?

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I felt that the work that I had done in running for office had come full circle.

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2 months ago

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As I said on Friday, I think it doesn't solve all our problems, but what it does is signify a sense of empathy and recognition that I think is always the start of progress.

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2 months ago

Politics

The results speak for themselves, we have the lowest uninsured rate that we have we've had since we started keeping records.

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2 months ago

Politics

One thing I've learned in this presidency is that there are going to be ups and there are going to be downs, as long as my focus and my team's focus is on what is going to make a difference in the lives of ordinary Americans like are we going to make this a more inclusive economy, a more inclusive society, a more fair and just society, we're going to make progress.

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Politics

We have the lowest uninsured rate that we have we've had since we started keeping records.

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Politics

It wasn't a celebration. It was a reflection of the consistent challenge of race in this country and how we can find a path, a better way.

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Politics

Progress on this journey often comes in small increments, sometimes two steps forward, one step back, and then sometimes, there are days like this when that slow, steady effort is rewarded with justice that arrives like a thunderbolt.

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Healthcare

Part of that fearlessness is because you've screwed up enough times that it's all happened. I've been through this, I've screwed up. I've been in the barrel tumbling down Niagara Falls and I emerged and I lived  That's such a liberating feeling.

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Healthcare

This is not an abstract thing anymore. This is not a set of political talking points. This is reality. We can see how it is working. This law is working exactly as it's supposed to, five years in, this is no longer about a law.

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Politics

This law is now helping tens of millions of Americans. And they've told me that it has changed their lives for the better.

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Politics

To dismiss the magnitude of this progress, to suggest, as some sometimes do, that little has changed -- that dishonors the courage and the sacrifice of those who paid the price to march in those years, but we would dishonor those heroes as well to suggest that the work of this nation is somehow complete. The arc of the moral universe may bend towards justice, but it doesn't bend on its own.

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It's not just a matter of it not being polite to say nigger in public.

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Racism, we are not cured of it. And it's not just a matter of it not being polite to say nigger in public.

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US News

I tell you, right after Sandy Hook, Newtown, when 20 6-year-olds were gunned down and Congress literally does nothing, yeah, that's the closest I came to feeling disgusted, i was pretty disgusted.

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Some of the mythology about me being very professorial, removed, that stuff ... I think it has to do with me not schmoozing enough in Washington because I've got two kids, and it's true that I don't do the cocktail circuit.

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I always tell young people in particular: 'Do not say that nothing's changed when it comes to race in America unless you lived through being a black man in the 1950s or '60s or '70s,'.

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Racism, we are not cured of it. And it's not just a matter of it not being polite to say nigger in public, that's not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. It's not just a matter of overt discrimination. Societies don't, overnight, completely erase everything that happened 200 to 300 years prior.

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I always tell young people, in particular, do not say that nothing has changed when it comes to race in America, unless you've lived through being a black man in the 1950s or '60s or '70s. It is incontrovertible that race relations have improved significantly during my lifetime and yours.

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Racism, we are not cured of it. And it's not just a matter of it not being polite to say n----- in public, that's not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. It's not just a matter of overt discrimination. Societies don't, overnight, completely erase everything that happened 200 to 300 years prior.

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Politics

It's not enough just to feel bad. There are actions that could be taken to make events like this less likely. One of those actions we could take would be to enhance some basic common sense gun safety laws.

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Politics

The question is just: is there a way of accommodating that legitimate set of traditions with some common-sense stuff that prevents a 21-year-old who is angry about something or confused about something or is racist or is deranged from going into a gun store, that is not something that we have ever fully come to terms with.

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You don't see murder on this kind of scale, with this kind of frequency, in any other advanced nation on Earth.

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The apparent motivations of the shooter remind us that racism remains a blight that we have to combat together.

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Industrials

We should be able to talk about this issue as citizens without demonizing all gun owners who are overwhelmingly law abiding, but also without suggesting that any debate about this involves a wild-eyed plot to take everybody's guns away.

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Industrials

I refuse to act as if this is the new normal, or to pretend that it's simply sufficient to grieve, and that any mention of doing something to stop it is somehow politicizing the problem.

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Industrials

Mother Emanuel is, in fact, more than a church, this is a place of worship that was founded by African-Americans seeking liberty. This is a church that was burned to the ground because its worshipers worked to end slavery. When there were laws banning all-black church gatherings, they conducted services in secret.

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Politics

The fact that this took place in a black church obviously also raises questions about a dark part of our history. This is not the first time that black churches have been attacked, and we know that hatred across races and faiths pose a particular threat to our democracy and our ideals.

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Politics

At some point it's going to be important for the American people to come to grips with it, and for us to be able to shift how we think about the issue of gun violence collectively.

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Politics

At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this kind of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries, it doesn't happen in other places with this kind of frequency. It is in our power to do something about it.

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Politics

Any death of this sort is a tragedy. Any shooting involving multiple victims is a tragedy, there is something particularly heartbreaking about death happening in a place in which we seek solace and we seek peace.

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We knew their pastor, Reverend Clementa Pinckney, who, along with eight others gathered in prayer and fellowship, and was murdered last night, and to say our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families and their community doesn't say enough to convey the heartache and the sadness and the anger that we feel.

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Communities like (Charleston) have had to endure tragedies like this too many times.

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Any death of this sort is a tragedy. Any shooting involving multiple victims is a tragedy, there is something particularly heartbreaking about death happening in a place in which we seek solace, we seek peace.

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Politics

We do know that once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun, at some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this kind of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn't happen in other places with this kind of frequency. It is in our power to do something about it.

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Politics

At a dinner table everyone slows down; you are actually tasting it, and you probably eat less because you're not shoveling it down, well, the president shovels sometimes.

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Health News

If you cook, you take a lot of control over what you eat, you can control the portions ... and it's a lot of fun.

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Health News

We want to get more Iraqi security forces trained, fresh, well-equipped and focused and (Prime Minister) Abadi wants the same thing so we're reviewing a range of plans for how we might do that, we don't yet have a complete strategy because it requires commitments on the part of the Iraqis as well about how recruitment takes place, how that training takes place and so the details of that are not yet worked out.

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World

This problem is not going to go away. It is going to accelerate. And that means that we have to be as nimble, as aggressive and as well-resourced as those who are trying to break into these systems.

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Technology

Beau Biden was an original. He was a good man. A man of character. A man who loved deeply and was loved in return, to know Joe and the rest of the Biden family is to understand why Beau lived the life he did.

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(Beau) made you want to be a better person.

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Beau Biden believed the best of us all, for him, and for his family, we swing our lanterns higher.

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We all know there's no military solution to the South China Sea disputes.

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For many of us, this Memorial Day is especially meaningful. It is the first since our war in Afghanistan came to an end, today is the first Memorial Day in 14 years that the United States is not engaged in a major ground war.

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Today, fewer than 10,000 troops remain on a mission to train and assist Afghan forces. We’ll continue to bring them home and reduce our forces further, down to an embassy presence by the end of next year, but Afghanistan remains a very dangerous place. And as so many families know, our troops continue to risk their lives for us.

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It's the first since our war in Afghanistan came to an end.

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On this day we honor the sacrifice of thousands of American service members -- men and women who gave their lives since 9/11, including more than 2,200 American patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan.

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There are folks who will equivocate. They’ll say, 'You know, I’m not a scientist.' Well, I’m not either. But the best scientists in the world know that climate change is happening.

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Politics

The war in Iraq will soon belong to history, barack Obama service belongs to the ages.

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Look, first of all, the climate is changing. I don’t think the science is clear what percentage is man-made and what percentage is natural. It’s convoluted. And for the people to say the science is decided on, this is just really arrogant, to be honest with you, it's this intellectual arrogance that now you can’t even have a conversation about it. The climate is changing, and we need to adapt to that reality.

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Environment

It's this intellectual arrogance that now you can’t even have a conversation about it. The climate is changing, and we need to adapt to that reality.

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Environment

He made the decision to get out. I don't begrudge him that. It was a decision made based on a campaign promise, it wasn't based on conditions in Iraq at the time and I think we're paying a price for it.

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Politics

We definitely got signals from Obama where he stood on some of the basic principles and basic rights.

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Politics

Until we know for certain what caused this tragedy, I just want to reiterate what I have already said: That we are a growing country, with a growing economy, we need to invest in the infrastructure that keeps up that way and not just when something bad happens like a bridge collapse or a train derailment but all the time. That's what great nations do.

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Politics

The United States and Saudi Arabia have an extraordinary relationship and friendship that dates back to Franklin Roosevelt.

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Politics

All the strands of my life came together and I really became a man when I moved to Chicago.

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With a library and a foundation on the South Side of Chicago, not only will we be able to encourage and effect change locally but what we can also do is attract the world to Chicago.

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The people there, the community, the lessons that I learned -- they're all based right in this few square miles where we'll now be able to give something back and bring the world back home after this incredible journey.

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On trade, I actually think some of my dearest friends are wrong. They're just wrong, if we don't write the rules for trade around the world, guess what: China will.

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Politics

It would be good for the workers in Vietnam even as it helps make sure that they're not undercutting competition here in the United States.

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Politics

On every progressive issue, they're right there with me. And then on this one they're like whooping on me, on trade, I actually think some of my dearest friends are wrong.

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Politics

Any agreement that we finalize with the other 11 countries will have to be posted online for at least 60 days before I even sign it. Then it would go to Congress -- and you know there's not going to do anything fast, there's nothing fast-track about this. This is a very deliberate track.

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Politics

We have to make sure America writes the rules of the global economy, and we should do it today while our economy is in the position of global strength, because if we don't write the rules for trade around the world, guess what: China will.

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Politics

If you drive around Washington, there are a whole bunch of Japanese cars. You go to Tokyo and count how many Chryslers and GM and Ford cars there are. So the current situation is not working for us, and I don't know why it is that folks would be opposed to us opening up the Japanese market more for U.S. autos.

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Politics

Look at the facts. Don't just throw a bunch of stuff out there and see if it sticks.

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Politics

I'll be done being President in a couple of years, and I'll still be a pretty young man, and so I'll go back to doing the kinds of work that I was doing before, just trying to find ways to help people -- help young people get educations, and help people get jobs, and try to bring businesses into neighborhoods that don't have enough businesses. That's the kind of work that I really love to do.

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Politics

Just call them n-----s. Just call them n-----s, no, we don't have to call them by names such as that.

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US News

The kind of violence, looting, destruction that we saw from a handful of individuals in Baltimore, there's no excuse for that, that's not a statement, that's not politics, that's not activism, it's just criminal behavior.

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Politics

Real progress, people have a tendency when the fires are put out, once the cars aren't being tipped over...then folks want to go back and focus on whatever reality TV thing is going on.

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Politics

If you send police officers into those situations where the drug trade is the primary economy and you say to them basically your job is to contain that and arrest kids and put them in jail when those police officers know [it's not going to fix things], then it's not surprising you end up with a situation of enormous tension between those communities and those police officers.

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Politics

Like any other profession there are times when folks aren't doing what they should be doing. Rather than close ranks we have to have accountability and transparency.

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Politics

That's not a statement, that's not politics, that's not activism, it's just criminal behavior.

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Politics

It's counterproductive...it hurts communities that are already suffering.

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Politics

People have a tendency when the fires are put out, once the cars aren't being tipped over...then folks want to go back and focus on whatever reality TV thing is going on.

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Politics

I’m under no illusion that out of this Congress we’re going to get massive investment in urban communities.

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Politics

We can't just leave this to the police.

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4 months ago

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Since Ferguson and the task force that we put together, we have seen too many instances of what appears to be police officers interacting with individuals, primarily African American, often poor, in ways that raise troubling questions, and it comes up, it seems, like once a week now or once every couple of weeks.

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Politics

The world doesn't always see your successes -- the threats you prevent, or the terrorist attacks you thwart, or the lives that you save, it can be frustrating sometimes, but that's part of the function of our democracy. But I know what you do.

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Politics

The Armenian genocide is not an allegation, a personal opinion, or a point of view, but rather a widely documented fact supported by an overwhelming body of historical evidence.

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What President Barack Obama've said to them is that if there are weapons delivered to factions within Yemen that could threaten navigation, that's a problem, and we're not sending them obscure messages, we send them very direct messages about it. My hope is generally that we can settle down the situation in Yemen.

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Part of the challenge of living in this friendly neighborhood is you feel like you don't have to pay attention to it. It's not biting at you every day, and as a result you say to yourself, 'Everything is fine here. Let me go spend time in other places where the fires are burning more intensely,' i understand that instinct, but I think that instinct is misguided because if we develop an even stronger base of cooperation and shared values in this hemisphere, it makes our ability as a collective group of nations even stronger to be able to bring peace and prosperity and stability in the rest of the world.

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Politics

My top priority in any trade negotiation is expanding opportunity for hardworking Americans. It's no secret that past trade deals haven't always lived up to their promise, and that's why I will only sign my name to an agreement that helps ordinary Americans get ahead, the bill put forward today would help us write those rules in a way that avoids the mistakes from our past, seizes opportunities for our future and stays true to our values.

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Politics

But before we were in the White House, I wanted to make sure Michelle got paid as much as she could ... If she had a bigger paycheck, then that made us able to pay the bills, why would I want my spouse or my daughter discriminated against? That doesn't make any sense.

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Politics

I'm working on a timetable, which I'm not going to reveal.

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4 months ago

U.S.

When we speak out on something like human rights, it's not because we think we are perfect but it's because we think the ideal of not jailing people if they disagree with you is the right idea.

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4 months ago

World

And we're seeing this again and again. but when you start getting to the point where you are actively communicating that the United States government and our secretary of state is somehow spinning presentations in a negotiation with a foreign power, particularly one you say is your enemy, that's a problem.

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But when you start getting to the point where you are actively communicating that the United States government and our secretary of state is somehow spinning presentations in a negotiation with a foreign power, particularly one you say is your enemy, that's a problem.

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That's not how we're supposed to run foreign policy regardless of who's president or secretary of state.

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4 months ago

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I think this is the last gasp of folks who have been fighting against [the Affordable Care Act] for ideological reasons.

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As the United States begins a new chapter in our relationship with Cuba, we hope it will create an environment that improves the lives of the Cuban people.

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World

As the United States begins a new chapter in our relationship with Cuba, we hope it will create an environment that improves the lives of the Cuban people, not because it is imposed by us, the United States, but through the talent and ingenuity and aspirations, and the conversations among Cubans from all walks of life so they can decide what the best course is for their prosperity.

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4 months ago

Politics

Throughout this process, our emphasis has been on the facts, so we want to make sure that given that this is a powerful tool to isolate those countries that genuinely do support terrorism, that when we make those designations we've got strong evidence that, in fact, that's the case.

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As circumstances change, then that list will change as well.

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We don't want to be imprisoned by the past, when something doesn't work for 50 years, you don't just keep on doing it. You try something new.

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4 months ago

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These are matters of war and peace.

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5 months ago

World

I don't see the White House actually going there right now unless things change, if the President does not see a deal on the horizon, I think [he'll bring] back the military option.

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Politics

This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years.

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5 months ago

Politics

This flexibility reflects our reinvigorated partnership with Afghanistan, which is aimed at making Afghanistan secure and preventing it from being used to launch terrorist attacks.

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5 months ago

Politics

The timeline for a withdrawal down to a embassy center presence, a normalization of our presence in Afghanistan, remains the end of 2016, so that hasn't changed. Our transition out of a combat role has not changed.

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Lee's views and insights on Asian dynamics and economic management were respected by many around the world, no small number of this and past generations of world leaders have sought his advice on governance and development.

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World

One Man's View of the World.

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5 months ago

World

You don't hold attorney general nominees hostage for other issues. This is our top law enforcement office. Nobody denies that she's well-qualified, we need to go ahead and get her done, the fact that she has now been lingering in this limbo for longer than the five previous attorney general nominees combined makes no sense.

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Republicans promised that Congress would function smoothly with them in charge. Here's a small chance for them to prove it, they should end the longest confirmation process for an attorney general in three decades, and give Loretta Lynch a vote.

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This moment may not come again soon, i believe that our nations have an historic opportunity to resolve this issue peacefully —an opportunity we should not miss.

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World

This moment may not come again soon, i believe that our nations have an historic opportunity to resolve this issue peacefully - an opportunity we should not miss.

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World

This is what’s at stake today, and this moment may not come again soon. I believe that our nations have an historic opportunity to resolve this issue peacefully - an opportunity we should not miss.

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5 months ago

World

My message to you - the people of Iran - is that, together, we have to speak up for the future we seek.

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5 months ago

World

It's not a budget that reflects the future. It's not a budget that reflects growth. It's not a budget that is going to help ensure that middle-class families are able to maintain security and stability and that people who are trying to get into the middle class are going to have the rungs on the ladder to get into the middle class.

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Politics

So, Gov. Scott Walker, Scott Walker.

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5 months ago

Politics

What had been happening in Ferguson was oppressive and objectionable and was worthy of protest, but there was no excuse for criminal acts, they're criminals, they need to be arrested and then what we need to do is to make sure that like-minded, good-spirited people on both sides -- law enforcement who have terrifically tough job and people who understandably don't want to be harassed just because of their race -- that we're able to work together to come up with some good answers.

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I was proud to count myself among the more than 100 men and women she called her 'Godchildren,' and worked hard to live up to her example.

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Our march is not yet finished. But we are getting closer.

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We just need to open our eyes, and ears, and hearts, to know that this nation's racial history still casts its long shadow upon us, we know the march is not yet over, the race is not yet won, and that reaching that blessed destination where we are judged by the content of our character requires admitting as much.

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The prime minister didn't offer any viable alternatives.

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There's been a lot of talk about body cameras as a silver bullet or a solution. I think the task force concluded that there is a role for technology to play in building additional trust and accountability, but it's not a panacea, it has to be embedded in a broader change in culture and a legal framework that ensures that people's privacy is respected and that not only police officers but the community themselves feel comfortable with how technologies are being used.

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Politics

I don't want to be coy. The prime minister and I have a very real difference around Iran.

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6 months ago

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I've fulfilled that dream, including `Star Trek,' for that matter, if that's part of the legacy, then I'm very pleased with that. I would hope the work I chose to do had some reason for being done other than just simply being a job.

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6 months ago

Science

We will be able to get (the) Latinos and young people that you need to win.

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Everybody was saying I was Leonard Nimoy, so I figured I should check it out.

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6 months ago

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Everybody was saying I was Spock, so I figured I should check it out.

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6 months ago

Entertainment

I haven't used the veto pen very often since I've been in office, partly because legislation that I objected to was typically blocked in the Senate even after Republicans took over the House, now I suspect there are going to be some times where I've got to pull that pen out.

Barack Obama

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Politics

It is not the authorization of another ground war, like Afghanistan or Iraq.

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6 months ago

Politics

In no other country on Earth.

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Over the past three years, Jen Palmieri has served as a brilliant and effective communications director and trusted advisor. More importantly, she has become a good friend. I will miss her deeply -- and I wish her success in the future, i'd say Jen is irreplaceable -- if Jen Psaki hadn't agreed to step in.

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6 months ago

Politics

No one in the United States of America should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like, or how they worship, michelle and I offer our condolences to the victims' loved ones.

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6 months ago

Politics

As we saw with the overwhelming presence at the funeral of these young Americans, we are all one American family, whenever anyone is taken from us before their time, we remember how they lived their lives -- and the words of one of the victims should inspire the way we live ours.

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Politics

The life of a tall, gangly, self-made Springfield lawyer tells us that a different future is possible, he tells us that there is power in words. He tells us that there is power in conviction, that beneath all the differences of race and region, faith and station, we are one people.

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Over the past six years, the pundits have pointed out more than once that my presidency has not delivered on this vision, but I still think the cynics are wrong.

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There have been serious consultations, and there will be more serious consultations.

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There is no doubt that the Snowden revelations damaged impressions of Germans with respect to the U.S. government and our intelligence cooperation.

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6 months ago

Politics

It's not OK and it has to stop, artists have a unique power to change minds and attitudes and getting us talking and thinking about what matters.

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6 months ago

Entertainment

Precision medicine gives us one of the greatest opportunities for new medical breakthroughs we've ever seen.

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6 months ago

Science

Charlie was the first African-American to earn a PGA tour card – often facing indignity and injustice even as he faced the competition, though his best golf was already behind him, he proved that he belonged... blazing a trail for future generations of athletes in America.

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6 months ago

People

Michelle and I were saddened to learn of the passing of Representative Alan Nunnelee, a proud son of Tupelo, Alan never wavered in his determination to serve the men and women who placed their trust in him, even as he bravely battled the illness that ultimately took his life. As a Sunday School teacher and a deacon at his church, Alan believed deeply in the power of faith and the strength of American families.

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And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ, in our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ. Michelle and I returned from India — an incredible, beautiful country, full of magnificent diversity — but a place where, in past years, religious faiths of all types have, on occasion, been targeted by other peoples of faith, simply due to their heritage and their beliefs — acts of intolerance that would have shocked Gandhiji, the person who helped to liberate that nation.

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6 months ago

Politics

'You really did a great job of getting the vote out in places like Cleveland and Milwaukee,' in other words, black people,' that's what he thinks this was all about.

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7 months ago

Politics

I'm declining to meet with him simply because our general policy is, we don't meet with any world leader two weeks before their election, i think that's inappropriate, and that's true with some of our closest allies.

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7 months ago

Politics

It also just indicates the degree to which whatever ideology they're operating off of, it's bankrupt.

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7 months ago

Politics

What is absolutely true is that if you have a leader who continually drives past the off ramps that we've provided, given the size of the Russian military, given the fact that Ukraine is not a NATO country and so as a consequence there are clear limits in terms of what we would do militarily, you know, Mr. Putin has not been stopped so far.

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7 months ago

Politics

To those who would suggest that we need to do more, what I've said to them is that we can exact higher and higher costs, and that's exactly what we're doing and we can bring diplomatic pressure to bear.

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7 months ago

Politics

There is every reason to get vaccinated but there aren't reasons to not.

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7 months ago

Politics

Dan has been beside me on every step of this incredible journey, starting with those earliest days of the campaign in 2007, and through it all, he's been smart, steady, tireless and true to the values we started with.

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7 months ago

Politics

I'm going to miss having him just down the hall from me.

Barack Obama

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7 months ago

Politics

You know that there are companies like Amazon that are talking about using small drones to deliver packages... There are incredibly useful functions that these drones can play in terms of farmers who are managing crops and conservationists who want to take stock of wildlife. but we don't really have any kind of regulatory structure at all for it.

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7 months ago

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The drone that landed in the White House you buy in Radio Shack.

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7 months ago

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The recent terrorist attacks in Paris serve as a painful reminder of our obligation to condemn and combat rising anti-Semitism in all its forms, including the denial or trivialization of the Holocaust.

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7 months ago

World

He said, 'Ah, Mr. President, you don't understand society here. This is all going to be fine. It'll blow over.' And it didn't, but the trendline is one that I will sustain throughout the rest of my presidency and that is to make an argument to those friends and allies of ours that if they want a society that is going to be able to sustain itself in this age, then they're going to have to change how they do business.

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Sometimes we have to balance our need to speak to them about human rights issues with immediate concerns that we have in terms of countering terrorism or dealing with regional stability.

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And you know, some of them listen and some don't.

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But the trendline is one that I will sustain throughout the rest of my presidency and that is to make an argument to those friends and allies of ours that if they want a society that is going to be able to sustain itself in this age, then they're going to have to change how they do business.

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Every girl's life matters, every daughter deserves the same chance as our sons. And every woman should be able to go about her day—to walk the street, or ride the bus—and be safe and be treated with the respect and dignity that she deserves.

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Every person has the right to practice their faith how they choose, or to practice no faith at all, and to do so free from persecution and fear.

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Here's the truth: even if countries like the United States curb our emissions, if growing countries like India—with soaring energy needs—don't also embrace cleaner fuels, then we don't stand a chance against climate change.

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This is an important step that shows how we can work together to elevate our relationship.

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7 months ago

Top News

What we have shown is that we can maintain the kind of pressure on these terrorist networks even in these kind of difficult environments.

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7 months ago

World

We continue to go after high-value targets inside of Yemen and we will continue to maintain the pressure which we require to keep the American people safe, what we have shown is that we can maintain the kind of pressure on these terrorist networks even in these kind of difficult environments.

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7 months ago

World

It is not neat and it is not simple, but it is the best option that we have.

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7 months ago

World

As a leader, he was always candid and had the courage of his convictions, one of those convictions was his steadfast and passionate belief in the importance of the U.S.-Saudi relationship as a force for stability and security in the Middle East and beyond.

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It is time that we stop treating childcare as a side issue or a 'women’s issue,' this is a family issue. This is a national economic priority for all of us. We can do better than we’re doing right now.

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Politics

I am lifting the moratorium on detainee transfers to Yemen so we can review them on a case-by-case basis.

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7 months ago

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We are ending a policy that was long past its expiration date. When what you’re doing doesn’t work for 50 years, it’s time to try something new.

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7 months ago

Politics

In two months, to prepare us for those missions, Scott Kelly will begin a year-long stay in space. Good luck, Captain -? ?and make sure to Instagram it.

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7 months ago

Politics

We have risen from recession freer to write our own future than any other nation on Earth, it's now up to us to choose who we want to be over the next 15 years, and for decades to come.

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Politics

In two months, to prepare us for those missions, Scott Kelly will begin a year-long stay in space. Good luck, Captain - and make sure to Instagram it.

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Today, thanks to a growing economy, the recovery is touching more and more lives.

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7 months ago

Politics

That’s why I’m asking both parties to give me trade promotion authority to protect American workers, with strong new trade deals from Asia to Europe that aren’t just free, but fair.

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7 months ago

Politics

Imagine if we broke out of these tired old patterns, imagine if we did something different.

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I have no more campaigns to run.

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7 months ago

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I want the country that eliminated polio and mapped the human genome to lead a new era of medicine - one that delivers the right treatment at the right time, tonight, I'm launching a new precision medicine initiative to bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes - and to give all of us access to the personalized information we need to keep ourselves and our families healthier.

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Healthcare

I want the country that eliminated polio and mapped the human genome to lead a new era of medicine – one that delivers the right treatment at the right time, tonight, I'm launching a new precision medicine initiative to bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes – and to give all of us access to the personalized information we need to keep ourselves and our families healthier.

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Politics

It's time to close Gitmo.

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7 months ago

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They’ve riddled it with giveaways the superrich don’t need, denying a break to middle class families who do.

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7 months ago

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I call on this Congress to show the world that we are united in this mission by passing a resolution to authorize the use of force against ISIL.

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7 months ago

Politics

Let's set our sights higher than a single oil pipeline.

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7 months ago

Company News

Now that we have fought our way through the crisis, how do we make sure that everybody in this country, how do we make sure that they are sharing in this growing economy?

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7 months ago

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The cold, hard fact is that even in the midst of recovery, too many Americans are working more than ever just to get by – let alone get ahead. And too many still aren’t working at all.

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7 months ago

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Every day, we get thousands of letters and emails at the White House from Americans across the country, and every night, I read 10 of them, they tell me about their hopes and their worries, their hardships and successes. They’re the Americans I’m working for every day, and this year, several of these letter writers will join me at the Capitol.

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7 months ago

Lifestyle

Social media and the Internet is the primary way in which these terrorist organizations are communicating, we're still going to have to find ways to make sure that if an Al Qaeda affiliate is operating in Great Britain or in the United States, that we can try to prevent real tragedy.

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We're still going to have to find ways to make sure that if an Al Qaeda affiliate is operating in Great Britain or in the United States, that we can try to prevent real tragedy.

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We agree on the need to maintain strong sanctions against Russia until it ends its aggression in Ukraine, and on the need to support Ukraine as it implements important economic and democratic reforms.

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7 months ago

World

Now we have to make sure the economy is better for everyone.

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Politics

We've got to stay ahead of those who would do us harm. The problem is that government and the private sector are still not always working as closely together as we should.

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Foreign governments, criminals and hackers probe America's computer networks every single day. We saw that again in the attack on Sony.

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Company News

I'm hopeful that with a spirit of cooperation and putting America first, we can be in a position where at the end of this year, we can look back and say we're that much better off than we were when we started the year.

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I think we agreed that this is an area where we can work hard together, get some legislation done and make sure that we are much more effective in protecting the American people from these kinds of cyberattacks.

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It's one of those new challenges in our modern society that crosses the old divides - transcends politics, transcends ideology.

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7 months ago

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I want the people of France to know that the United States stands with you today, stands with you tomorrow.

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Put simply, what I'd like to do is to see the first two years of community college free for everybody's who is willing to work for it.

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US News

Gas prices aren't going to be low forever, so don't start suddenly saying you don't have to worry about fuel efficiency.

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7 months ago

Politics

If you're going out shopping for a new car, don't think it's always going to be this low, because then you'll be surprised and you'll be mad at me later, and I'll be able to say, 'I told you don't get a gas guzzler because gas is going to go back up,'.

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Politics

Betting on you was the right thing to do, that bet has paid off for America.

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America's resurgence is real.

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Company News

We're going to disagree on some things, but there are going to be areas of agreement and we've got to be able to make that happen.

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And I'd say I'm the last person to say it couldn't happen. I've already shown that white voters are open to voting for black candidates, so it made sense to me, though I was pleased, I'm not that surprised that he was able to pull it off. But I am thankful to God to live to see this happen.

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Andrew Cuomo own story taught Andrew Cuomo that as Americans, we are bound together as one people, and our country's success rests on the success of all of us, not just a fortunate few.

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The time of deploying large numbers of ground forces with big military footprints to engage in nation-building overseas that's coming to an end, going forward, our military will be leaner.

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U.S.

We can help, but we can't do it for them, i think the American people recognize that. There are times here in Washington where pundits don't ; they think you can just move chess pieces around the table.

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Politics

I haven't used the veto pen very often since I've been in office, now I suspect there are going to be some times where I've got to pull that pen out.

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Politics

They've got a chance to get right with the world.

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Politics

Because if they do, there's incredible talent and resources and sophistication inside of Iran and it would be a very successful regional power that was also abiding by international norms and international rules - and that would be good for everybody.

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Politics

And whenever we have that kind of hubris, we tend to get burned.

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Politics

We need to spend a trillion dollars rebuilding our schools, our roads, our basic science and research here in the United States.

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Politics

Because of the extraordinary service of the men and women in the American armed forces, Afghanistan has a chance to rebuild its own country.

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We cannot have a society in which some dictators someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States, imagine what they start doing once they see a documentary that they don't like or news reports that they don't like.

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President Obama and the first lady send their good wishes to the former President and the entire Bush family during this holiday season.

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8 months ago

US News

I’m going to be doing everything I can to close it.

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8 months ago

Politics

No, I don't think it was an act of war.

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Company News

Right now, he's presiding over the collapse of his currency, a major financial crisis and a huge economic contraction, that doesn't sound like somebody who has rolled me or the United States of America.

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Company News

Two brave men won't be going home to their loved ones tonight, and for that, there is no justification, the officers who serve and protect our communities risk their own safety for ours every single day - and they deserve our respect and gratitude every single day.

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I think they made a mistake, nOT CAVED IN.

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Going into the fourth quarter, you usually get a time-out, i am now looking forward to a quiet time-out, Christmas with my family.

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8 months ago

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We will respond, we'll respond proportionally, and we'll respond in a place and time and manner that we choose.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

Media

I think they made a mistake, we cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

Media

We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

Media

It is time for the Syrian people to determine their own destiny.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

World

I wish they (Sony) would have spoken to me first, i would have told them, 'Do not get into a pattern in which you're intimidated by these kinds of criminal attacks.'.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

Company News

Like the rest of America, Black America, in the aggregate, is better off now than it was when I came into office ... the gap between income and wealth of white and black America persists, and we've got more work to do on that front.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

US News

What I know deep in my bones is that if you've done the same thing for 50 years and nothing has changed you should try something different.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

Politics

If they try to water down consumer protections that we put in place in the aftermath of the financial crisis, I will say no, and I'm confident that I'll be able to uphold vetoes of those types of provisions.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

Politics

They caused a lot of damage. And we will respond.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

Company News

Today, America chooses to cut loose the shackles of the past, so as to reach for a better future for the Cuban people, for the American people, for our entire hemisphere and for the world.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

Top News

Signing this legislation does not signal a change in the administration's sanctions policy, which we have carefully calibrated in accordance with developments on the ground and coordinated with our allies and partners.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

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My administration will continue to work closely with allies and partners in Europe and internationally to respond to developments in Ukraine and will continue to review and calibrate our sanctions to respond to Russia's actions, we remain prepared to roll back sanctions should Russia take the necessary steps.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

Politics

Deval, you done good, man, you started with an outstanding state but you've burnished it and polished it and most importantly you've gotten people involved and made people believe in civic engagement.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

Politics

Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville. I've got a few complaints about service in and around the neighborhood, but I've moved down South since that time.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

Politics

Year after year, an ideological and economic barrier hardened between our two countries, meanwhile, the Cuban exile community in the United States made enormous contributions to our country, in politics, in business, culture and sports.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

Top News

I want to thank His Holiness, Pope Francis, whose moral example shows us the importance of pursuing the world as it should be, rather than simply settling for the world as it is.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

Top News

We've been in conversations about how we can get Alan Gross home for quite some time, we continue to be concerned about him.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

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The notion that the same policies that we put in place in 1961 would somehow still be as effective as they are today, in the age of the Internet and Google and world travel, doesn't make sense, we have to continue to update our policies.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

Top News

Jesus lived a life of peace, love, kindness and forgiveness, during the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, may we all do our best to follow his example.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

Politics

This by definition was a compromise bill. This is what is produced when you have a divided government that the American people voted for, had I been able to draft my own legislation, get it passed without any Republican votes, I suspect it would be slightly different.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

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Had I been able to draft my own legislation, get it passed without any Republican votes, I suspect it would be slightly different.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

Top News

Believe it or not, entertainment is part of our American diplomacy, it is part of what makes us exceptional, part of what makes us such a world power. Hundreds of millions of people may never set foot in the United States, but thanks to you, they've experienced a small part of what makes our country special. They've learned something about our values. We have shaped a world culture through you…in a way that has made the world better.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

Opinion

[Foreigners] might not know the Gettysburg Address.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

Opinion

I certainly agree that there were times when CIA officers exceeded the policy guidance that was given and the authorized techniques that were approved and determined to be lawful, they went outside of the bounds. ... I will leave to others to how they might want to label those activities. But for me, it was something that is certainly regrettable.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

U.S.

They're not known as wild-eyed liberal states, but it just goes to show you that this is an issue that's bigger than politics.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

Company News

John, I will give you DC abortion. I am not happy about it, this was always a possibility but I think it is very, very disturbing that Democrats have given this away.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

Politics

It's true that, theoretically, a future administration could do something that I think would be very damaging, it's not likely politically that they reverse everything that we've done, but it could be ... that some people then end up being in a disadvantageous position.

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One of the strengths that makes America exceptional is our willingness to openly confront our past, face our imperfections, make changes and do better, rather than another reason to refight old arguments, I hope that today's report can help us leave these techniques where they belong—in the past.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

Politics

We must define the nature and scope of this struggle, or else it will define us.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

Politics

John, I will give you DC abortion. I am not happy about it.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

Top News

Rather than another reason to refight old arguments, I hope that today's report can help us leave these techniques where they belong, in the past.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

Politics

You've been taking a lot of shots at my job, I've decided I'm going to go ahead and take a shot at yours, as you know I, Stephen Colbert, have never cared for our president.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

Company News

The guy is so arrogant, I bet he talks about himself in the third person.

Barack Obama

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8 months ago

Company News

Today, with solemn gratitude, we recall the sacrifice of all who served during World War Two, especially those who gave their last full measure of devotion and the families they left behind.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

US News

The callous disregard for Luke's life is more proof of the depths of AQAP's depravity, and further reason why the world must never cease in seeking to defeat their evil ideology.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

Top News

Earlier this week, a video released by his terrorist captors announced that Luke would be killed within 72 hours, i also authorized the rescue of any other hostages held in the same location as Luke.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

World

On behalf of the American people, I offer my deepest condolences to Luke ’s family and to his loved ones, as this and previous hostage rescue operations demonstrate, the United States will spare no effort to use all of its military, intelligence and diplomatic capabilities to bring Americans home safely, wherever they are located. .

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

Politics

Luke was a photojournalist who sought through his images to convey the lives of Yemenis to the outside world, the callous disregard for Luke ’s life is more proof of the depths of AQAP ’s depravity, and further reason why the world must never cease in seeking to defeat their evil ideology.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

Politics

And terrorists who seek to harm our citizens will feel the long arm of American justice.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

Politics

The callous disregard for Luke ’s life is more proof of the depths of AQAP ’s depravity, and further reason why the world must never cease in seeking to defeat their evil ideology.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

Politics

If there's one thing I know about Chuck, it is that he does not make this or any decision lightly, this decision does not come easily to him.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

Top News

If you ask me if I am optimistic that Putin suddenly changes his mindset, I don't think that will happen until the politics inside of Russia catch up to what's happening with the economy in Russia, which is part of the reason why we're going to maintain that pressure.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

Politics

This Christmas, we count our blessings and we give thanks to the men and women of our military who help make those blessings possible, and as we hold our loved ones tight, let's remember the military families whose loved ones are far from home. They are our heroes, and they deserve our heartfelt gratitude and our wholehearted support.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

Lifestyle

We are not going to let up until we see a strengthening of the trust, and a strengthening of the accountability that exists between our communities and our law enforcement.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

Top News

The good news, despite the fact that obviously the midterm elections did not turn out exactly as I had hoped, is that there remains enormous areas of potential bipartisan action and progress.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

Politics

We are not going to let up until we see a strengthening of trust and strengthening of accountability that exists between our communities and our law enforcement.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

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Every hotspot is an ember that if not contained can become a new fire, so we cannot let down our guard even for a minute, and we can't just fight this epidemic. We have to extinguish it.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

Top News

It is a smart investment for us to make. It's not just insurance. It is knowing that down the road we're going to continue to have problems like this, particularly in a globalized world where you move from one side of the world to the other in a day.

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9 months ago

Top News

Every hotspot is an ember that if not contained can become a new fire, so we cannot let down our guard even for a minute, and we can't just fight this epidemic, we have to extinguish it.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

Health News

In the two years I have remaining as president, I'm going to make sure that we follow through.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

Top News

I want to thank every American who participated in this election, whether you voted for the very first time, or waited in line for a very long time, by the way, we have to fix that.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

Election 2012

I never envisioned a day that we would ever see that kind of equipment used against protesters, but I also never imagined a day in 28 years when we would see that kind of criminal activity spin out of peaceful demonstrations.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

Crime

OK, it's good to be back in Chicago.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

Top News

We are a nation built on the rule of law and so we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make, we need to recognize that the situation in Ferguson speaks to broader challenges that we still face as a nation. The fact remains that in too many parts of this country a deep distrust exists between police and communities of color.

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9 months ago

Top News

We need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make. There are Americans who agree with it and there are Americans who are deeply disappointed, even angry. It’s an understandable reaction.

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9 months ago

US News

Some of this is the result of racial discrimination in this country and this is tragic because nobody needs good policing more than poor communities with higher crime rates. The good news is we know there are things we can do to help.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

US News

During his decades in elected office in D.C., he put in place historic programs to lift working people out of poverty, expand opportunity, and begin to make real the promise of home rule.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

US News

I think the American people, you know, they're gonna want, you know, that new car smell. They want to drive something off the lot that doesn't have as much mileage as me, if they want me to do some selective things, I'll be happy to do 'em, but I suspect that folks will be ready to see me go off to the next thing.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

Politics

She's not going to agree with me on everything.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

Politics

If they want me to do some selective things, I'll be happy to do 'em, but I suspect that folks will be ready to see me go off to the next thing.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

Politics

Well, my response is pass a bill.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

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I told John Boehner, 'I'll wash your car, walk your dog, whatever you need to do, just call the bill, and he didn't do it.

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9 months ago

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This is a country that allows everybody ... to protest actions that they think are unjust, But using any event as an excuse for violence is contrary to rule of law, contrary to who we are.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

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This is a country that allows everybody to express their views, allows them to peacefully assemble to protest actions that they think are unjust, But using any event as an excuse for violence is contrary to rule of law, contrary to who we are.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

US News

I think first and foremost, keep protests peaceful.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

US News

I've heard you, young man, I’ve heard you. But what I’m saying is that this is just a first step.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

Top News

Amnesty is the immigration system we have today, millions of people who live here without paying their taxes or playing by the rules.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

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Congress certainly shouldn't shut down our government again just because we disagree on this.

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9 months ago

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I've seen the heartbreak and anxiety of children whose mothers might be taken away from them just because they didn't have the right papers.

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9 months ago

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I will make it easier and faster for high-skilled immigrants, graduates and entrepreneurs to stay and contribute to our economy, as so many business leaders have proposed.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

Company News

Today, our immigration system is broken, and everybody knows it, It's been this way for decades. And for decades we haven't done much about it.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

Top News

What I'm describing is accountability, a common-sense, middle-ground approach, If you meet the criteria, you can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. If you're a criminal, you'll be deported.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

Top News

Today, our immigration system is broken, and everybody knows it, You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

US News

And to those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: Pass a bill.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

Politics

I want to thank every American who participated in this election, whether you voted for the very first time, or waited in line for a very long time, By the way, we have to fix that.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

Election 2012

We can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

Election 2012

I don't like the idea of waiting yet another two years for progress. We in Congress are going to act and we're going to move on jobs and the economy which is what people want us to work on. We're going to work on that whether we have a willing partner who wants to be bipartisan.

Barack Obama

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9 months ago

Politics

We have serious differences over Russia ’s policy in Ukraine. As President Barack Obama's planned said at the G20 summit in Brisbane, we hope Russia will choose' a different path', to resolve the issue of Ukraine in a way that respects Ukraine ’s sovereignty and is consistent with international law.

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9 months ago

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So what I'm going to be laying out is the things that I can do with my lawful authority as president to make the system work better even as I continue to work with Congress and encourage them to get a bipartisan, comprehensive bill that can solve the entire problem.

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